Seawall and staircase decision draws local outcry

September 29, 2014 | By PAUL BEARD

Over the weekend, San Diego journalist, Thomas K. Arnold, penned a stinging rebuke of the 2-1 court of appeal decision in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, which threatens bluff-top homeowners’ property rights—including the right to protect their homes with seawalls.

Arnold rightly criticizes the Coastal Commission’s “war against bluff top homeowners” over seawalls, along with the splintered court opinion that promises “detrimental implications for all coastal property owners in California whose properties are in danger of being eroded by the sea.”